Alan Ashkinazy – Owner/Head Hitting Instructor
Alan Ashkinazy founded the GREENSBORO BATTING CENTER in February of 1987. Alan grew up in the streets of New York City and brings a tough enthusiasm to the game of baseball. After graduating from The New York Institute of Technology, he was drafted by The Boston Red Sox and played for The Greensboro Hornets in 1985 and 1986. As a member of the Hornets Alan:
- was a member of the South Atlantic League All-Star Team in ’85
- led the Hornets in stolen bases both years
- was among the career leaders in stolen bases, walks, at bats, and hits
- currently is a member of the Greensboro Hornets All-Time Team
Alan began coaching in 1990 at Greensboro Day School and has not stopped to this day! His high school coaching continued at Ben L. Smith High School as well as Grimsley High School (both located in Greensboro). He has accomplished much in the competitive team arena as well. Some of his coaching accomplishments have included but are in no way limited to:
- 1994 APWU (17-18 yr olds) Palomino World Championship with berths to the Palomino World Series the next two seasons.
- 1998 and 1999 Pleasant Garden Mustang All-Star Team (9-10 yr olds) to a World Series berth in Irving, Texas.
- 2000 Colt All-Stars (15-16 yr olds) to the Zone Championship Game.
- 2002 GBC 13U AAU team won a Nation Title in Sarasota, Florida
- 2005, 2006, and 2008 Head coach for World Series participant Colt teams
- Selected to the Region 5 coaching staff for the 2008 State Games
Alan is considered by many to be the best hitting instructor in The Triad!